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BreastScreen Tasmania commenced in 1993. BreastScreen is government funded to provide free screening mammograms every two years. The target population is women aged 50-69, however, all women over the age of 40 are eligible to attend. In 2002-03, some 22,204 women were screened, and in 2003-04, some 22,421 women were screened. In 2002-03, some 58.9% of the Tasmanian female target population participated in breast screening.